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More victims of tire repair scheme come forward

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Authorities say a man is pretending to be a Dorsey Tire employee and fixing tires at after he slashes them. After seeing our story, more victims are coming forward. 

Ashia Miller said she was returning to her car in the Pooler Walmart parking lot at about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, when she was approached by the same man posing as a Dorsey's Tire employee about a faulty tire. 

Miller was hesistant and only rolled down her window a slight bit as he got his flashlight to look at the tire and told her to meet him at the air pump at the Murphy's nearby. The man told her he had commercial plug from Dorsey's and could repair the hole, but something didn't seem to sit well with her, that is when Miller called her family and gave the man what cash she had, which was $7.

Her intuition came true after she saw WTOC's report. 

"My mouth flew open, my mamas mouth flew open," said Miller. "I was so shocked and I felt like I had been "had". I felt really naïve, but it's happened to so many people now which is really unfortunate." 

Investigators are now looking for a man described as a white male who is impersonating a Dorsey Tire employee. He has blondish to reddish hair in his late 30s to early 40s. He wears glasses and is driving a green pickup truck with supplies in the back. 

Investigators are warning people to keep their guard up and be aware of your surroundings. Officers say if a person is really being a Good Samaritan they most likely won't ask for something in return and never allow anyone to follow you to an ATM, bank or store to get cash. 

"We would strongly recommend you don't have anyone follow you anywhere," said Crime Prevention Officer Bryan Harrell. "If you feel you need assistance, call a reputable company. Get a family member know you are broken down and if you feel uneasy call police." 

So far nine victims have come forward, but only a few have actually reported the scheme. If you have any information call CrimeStoppers.

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